Saturday, March 11, 2017

Alécia Morais

A day in the life, Mar 9

A day in the life, Mar 9, moon over town

Veronika Rusakova

New York

New York ca. 1911

Monika Jagaciak

First Lines: Robert Falcon Scott - Scott's Last Expedition: The Journals

The first three weeks of November have gone with such a rush that I have neglected my diary and can only patch it up from memory.

Anna Maria Jagodzinska

A day in the life, Mar 8

A day in the life, Mar 8, objet trouvé

Julee Huang

New Stuff: Dinosaur Jr.

Fernanda Hin Lin Ly

ph: Roe Ethridge

Christine (1983)

A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.

Although very well produced, this Stephen King adaptation is ultimately disappointing, doesn't quite deliver the expected thrills and is overlong.

Halliwell (no star): "Thin and gruesomely extended horror flick which never begins to be convincing. For teenagers only."

Maltin**: "...never hits bull's-eye, despite a promising start that captures teenage life quite nicely."

Friday, March 10, 2017

Naike Gombe-Kette

New Stuff: The Wire

Natasha Khan

Madeo (2009)

A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.

Quite to similar to the director's Salinui chueok this movie is another mesmerizing study of Korean smalltown community in all it's complexities, personified by the morally ambiguous desperate mother, perfcetly performed by Hye-ja Kim.

Maltin***1/2: "Gripping tale...More than a mere whodunit, this multilayered story also evokes life in a tight-knit community with all its alliances, prejudices, and corruption.Kim gives a riveting performance as the desperate mother."

Marloes Horst

New Stuff: Roxy the Movie

Who's That Girl?

Art: Mark Ryden

Taina Beier

A day in the life, Mar 7

A day in the life, Mar 7, nightly reflection

Johanna Kallas

New York

New York, 1935-38 - double-decker buses were in use until the early 1950s

Elsa Hosk

ph: Yulia Gorbachenko

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

New Stuff: Pink Floyd

Hayley Wheeler

Salinui chueok (2003)

In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead, raped and tied and gagged with her underwear, so two brutal and stupid local detectives without any technique, investigate the murder using brutality and torturing the suspects, without any practical result.

On the surface a crime mystery about the investigations in search of a serial killer, the movie, beautifully photographed and offering some great performances, delves deep into the intricacies of the Korean smalltown community which are prove to be just as disturbing as the investigated crime.

Kelly Gale

New Stuff: Grandaddy

Helena McKelvie

Turn the Key Softly (1953)

After three women are released from prison, we follow them for their first day of freedom.

Nicely made little British B picture may be a bit sentimental, but holds one's interest, and the photography and the depiction of 50s London are excellent.

Halliwell (no star): "Soppy formula multi-drama with contrived and uninteresting plots and characters."

Maltin**: "...contrived dramatics."

Lily Cole

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Barry Blitt)

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Christophe Lecoq

Alison Brie

A day in the life, Mar 5

A day in the life, Mar 5, daytime moon

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Kirin Dejonckheere

ph: Jack Davison

New York

Benn Mitchell Times Square, New York City

Abbey Lee Kershaw

First Lines: Edward Whymper - Scrambles Amongst the Alps

On the 23rd of July, 1860, I started for my first tour in the Alps.

Ruby Jean Wilson

A day in the life, Mar 4

A day in the life, Mar 4, Susie & Bubi in my bed

Rasa Zukauskaite

New Stuff: Merzbow Sun Ra